Verboticism: Tediashun

'You can't fool me. You're fake yawning.'

DEFINITION: v., To yawn or sigh repeatedly in an effort to subtly communicate one's lack of interest in the current conversation. n., A series of long, exasperated, and often escalating sighs indicating extreme boredom.

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Boryawnagain

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Bore-yorn-a-gayn

Sentence: When Sue began to witter on for the tenth time about the new luxury hot tub she had recently purchased, Rob started the usual boryawnagain stance. He repeatedly shifted from one foot to the other and pretended to yawn in an attempt to silence the woman. But there was no stopping her, so eventually he just had to nod his head in agreement to everything she said, while his thoughts turned to things much more interesting, like what he would be having for dinner later.

Etymology: Bore(cause to feel weary and uninterested by being dull or tedious) + Yawn(open one's mouth wide and inhale deeply due to tiredness or boredom) + Again(repeat) = Boryawnagain

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COMMENTS:

this encompasses everything - good one - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-09: 11:27:00

Very good! - Mustang, 2008-09-09: 18:55:00

very clever - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-10: 06:55:00

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Sighgnal

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: si-gnal

Sentence: As Andrea droned on about her film class, Mark began to drift. he sighgnaled her repeatedly but she, rapt in her subject, was undeterred. Mark's subtle napathy was ignored. napathy: to pretend to sleep in an attempt to signal disinterest.

Etymology: sigh + (si)gnal

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COMMENTS:

we must both be napathetic - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-15: 15:55:00

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Sighlencing

Created by: Navalon

Pronunciation: sigh-lens-ing

Sentence: It was around 15 minutes into Mindy's riveting tale about her grocery exploits that John began his repeated attempts at sighlencing her seemingly unstoppable barrage of words.

Etymology: To sigh with the effect of silencing another.

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good word - Nosila, 2008-09-09: 19:24:00

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Yawnotonous

Created by: crmow

Pronunciation: yaw-NOT-n-uh-s

Sentence: Listening to the insurance salesman pitch his product became very yawnotonous.

Etymology: yawn + monotonous

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Getoutofmyfaceism

Created by: Kat43

Pronunciation: get-out-of-my-face-ism

Sentence: As my friend was going on and on about their history homework, I suddenly realized that I caught a bad case of getoutofmyfaceism

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Osciticulate

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /ɒsɪtɪkjəleɪt/

Sentence: When she noticed he was not paying attention at all, she yelled at him: Stop osciticulating now! This is serious!!!!

Etymology: OSCITICULATE. From Oscitate (the act of being inattentive) + Articulate (to utter a speech sound)

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Oscitastic. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-10: 07:05:00

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Humdrumantics

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: huhm-drum-AN-tiks

Sentence: According to Bob yawning is a trick devised by nature to open a person's mouth as a hint to others to shut theirs. So when Roxie ponderous description of the sex-life of the Patagonian tree-snail started to communigrate, his humdrumantics became more pronounced.

Etymology: Blend of HUMDRUM: lacking variety; boring; dull; routine; monotony. tedious ; ANTIC(S): a ludicrous or extravagant act or gesture & and with -SEMANTICS -in mind: of, pertaining to, or arising from the different meanings of words or other symbols.

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Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-09-09: 18:54:00

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Sighpathy

zafira

Created by: zafira

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Sighyakk

Created by: mandapanda

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Sighage

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: sahy/age

Sentence: We all unconsciously use sighage to politely and subtlely let those who we are talking to, know we are totally bored with the topic of conversation.

Etymology: SIGHAGE noun - from SIGH (to let out one's breath audibly from weariness) + SIGNAGE (sign, or symbol; the use of signs and symbols)

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